Special needs programs for kids and adults
The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department offers the following events focusing on active participation for children and adults with various disabilities or limitations. We strive to create equal access to recreation, to help enhance an individual’s quality of life.
Arts and Enrichment
Explore your inner artist with activities such as drawing, painting, and clay art! Experience the joy of creativity while working alongside peers and enjoying project ideas. For ages 8 years and older.
Click here to register for Art Classes
Life Skills: Cooking Series
Have fun while learning important life skills! We will discover the joy of cooking through a series of classes that focus on a different theme each session. For 13 years and older.
Click here to register for Life Skills Classes
In this program led by Joshua’s Stage, participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity, increase their self-confidence, and build their social skills while they engage in theatre arts, improv, music, dance, arts and crafts, and create-a-story. Participants will perform an original class-created play and/or mini-skits in the Showcase for the finale. A positive experience will be shared by everyone as we embrace our H.I.P.P.P. Rules – our positive behavior supports within The Creative Outlet Method.
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Thanksgiving Camp: Nov. 22-24
Holiday Camp 1: Dec. 20-23
Holiday Camp 2: Dec. 27-30
Spring Break Camp: March 14-18
Click here to register for Adaptive Camps
Each month come and join us for a different activity as a park of our social connections. A variety of activities are planned for you to engage with friends, serve the community, meet up and socialize!
- October: Pumpkin Painting
- November: Thanksgiving Bingo
- January: Pizza and Karaoke
- February: Cookie Decorating
- April: Game Night
- May: Art in the Park
Teen Trips explore different activities and locations around the area. You can register for one of these trips or all, whatever you like! No additional money is needed for the trips. Participants must be able to stay in a group. Limited space is available. Individuals should bring a water bottle, sack lunch and a backpack.
Click here to register for Teen Trips
Special Needs Family Jamboree – Saturday, September 18, 2021 9-11am
With safety being our top priority, the 2021 Jamboree will be a drive-thru. We are still bringing special needs venders together to share their products, services, and organization details with you in a fun format. All of the vendors and volunteers will be wearing masks. We hope that COVID is better controlled by this time next year so that we can return to our previous format. For this year we want to bring our families something.
We will map out a route through the Play for All parking lot with vendors and fun stations along the route. Check https://caseyscircle.org/family-fun-fair/ for more details on vendors that will be present.
If you are an Austin area organization that works with the special needs community and would like to register as a vendor, please email email@example.com
Trunk or Treat – Date TBD
Round Rock Parks and Recreation’s Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation Department is hosting the 8th annual TRUNK OR TREAT! This is a family-centered event focusing on active participation for children with various disabilities or limitations. Siblings are welcome to participate. For information on hosting a trunk email Brittany Holmstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Play for All Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 9, 2022 10-11am
Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department and Dell Children’s Ascension invite you to come out the Play for All Abilities Park for our 8th Annual special needs egg hunt! This is a family-centered event, focusing on active participation for children, teens and adults with various disabilities. Hunt for the eggs high and low, look for the golden eggs for special prizes! Siblings are welcome to participate in the egg hunt so sign up early to secure your space! Please note that all hunts have the same start time this year. Participants will be divided by hunt location within the park, with each section having a separate designated check-in location. Wristband pick up will occur on April 7 & 8 at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center or onsite the day of the event. Please only register those who are hunting; parents/guardians do not need to register.
UNBirthday Party – Monday, May 9, 2022 5:30-7:30pm
Round Rock Parks and Recreation and Casey’s Circle invite you to the 5th annual UNBirthday Party! If you are wondering what an UNBirthday is, it’s really quite simple: Everyone has 1 birthday a year but 364 UNBirthdays. Individuals with special needs and their families are invited to the Play for All Park for an evening of fun as we celebrate our UNBirthdays together! https://caseyscircle.org
Special Needs Dances
Fun, themed dances for individuals with special needs include dress up contests and snacks. For ages 15 and older with special needs. Chaperone/caregiver free admission. Register in advance to have your name entered into our raffle drawings!
Dress to impress at this year’s Winter Wonderland themed dance for individuals with special needs. Dance the night away under a snow themed dance floor, socialize with friends, enjoy snacks and make fun memories! Chaperone/caregivers allowed free admission. Rabb House | Click here to register
Special needs families are invited to a night full of wonder and amazement at the 4th annual family winter ball.Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited and tickets are Pre-sale only. Each family member attending must purchase a ticket.
Allen R. Baca Center | Click here to register
Spring Fling – Friday, April 1, 2022 6-8pm
Spring is here! Spring on over and enjoy a dance for individuals with special needs. Spring time fun dancing, buzz around and socialize with friends, enjoy snacks and make fun memories! Chaperone/caregivers allowed free admission.
Rabb House | Click here to register
Adaptive Sports Clinics
Explore a different sport each month with our Adaptive Sports Clinics. Whether you want to improve your skills or learn the sport from the beginning, these clinics are for you. All sports will be adapted to the needs of the participant.
- October: Football
- November: Basketball
- January: Floor Hockey
- February: Bocce Ball
- March: Soccer
- April: Baseball
- May: Tennis
Join Round Rock Parks and Recreation and CPATH for a Power Soccer practice! Power Soccer is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for power wheelchair users. Participants include persons with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, stroke, spinal cord injury, and other disabilities. Players must be at least 5 years old and able to safely handle a power wheelchair on their own. For more information email powersoccer@CPATHtexas.org.
The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department promotes the power of choice to enhance the quality of life for individuals of all abilities. We do this by providing diverse, accessible recreation in an environment that fosters dignity, success, and fun. Through inclusion services, the department may provide reasonable staff support for those who prefer other Round Rock Parks and Recreation programs and/or activities. To request inclusion services, please call our administrative office at 512-218-5540 at least one month before the start of a program or class to discuss any accommodations that may be necessary.This is a group yoga class for individuals of all abilities. A variety of exercises will be taught including yoga, stretching, balance, and more! The group will follow a main instructor with additional employees assisting the group. Parents/Guardians/Caregiver are welcome to assist. Come in comfortable workout attire and bring water. We can ALL be fit! For ages 13 years and older.·